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Athens News Agency: News in English, 09-07-25

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  • [01] Weather Sunday: Sunny, slightly cooler
  • [02] Wildfire in eastern Crete
  • [03] Heat wave blazes through SE Europe
  • [04] FM comments on Turkey
  • [05] Athens Newspaper Headlines

  • [01] Weather Sunday: Sunny, slightly cooler

    Decreasing heat wave-like conditions on Sunday, beginning from northern Greece. Temperatures between 18C to 35C in the north; 21C to 40C on the rest of the mainland and 21C to 35C on the islands. Gusty northerly winds are also forecast. Sunny in Athens, 24C to 39C; mostly sunny in Thessaloniki, 22C to 33C.

    [02] Wildfire in eastern Crete

    A major wildfire was reported Friday evening between the Males and Selekano communities of eastern Crete, with the blaze threatening the nearby village of Males after reportedly beginning at the Mesada site. A nearby children's camp ground was evacuated as a precaution.

    Two fire-fighting aircraft were dispatched to the remote mountainous site where the wildfire was reported.

    [03] Heat wave blazes through SE Europe

    A forecast heat wave was evident throughout Greece on Saturday and Sunday, as the "mercury" was expected to reach 43C in some parts of the east Mediterranean country. Athens and other major urban areas are expected to resemble "ghost towns" during the daylight hours, as city dwellers take advantage of the weekend to head to beaches, cooler mountainous retreats and summer homes. The last week of July also marks the beginning of the peak vacation season for local residents. The centre of Athens, however, attracted its fair share of tourists, especially central Syntagma square, across from Parliament. ANA-MPA / SIMELA PANTZARTZI.

    [04] FM comments on Turkey

    Greek Foreign Minister Dora Bakoyannis on Saturday from Hania reiterated that Athens will brief its EU partners over the recent negative stance exhibited by candidate-state Turkey, an indirect reference primarily to recent warplane violations in the eastern Aegean but also to growing dissatisfaction in the Greek capital with Ankara's failure to stem the tide of illegal immigration emanating from its territory.

    Bakoyannis said she will have the opportunity to brief EU counterparts on Sunday during the first session of foreign ministers' under the recently convened Swedish presidency.

    "We believe our partners should have comprehensive knowledge (of these incidents) so they can assess Turkey, as it now enters the evaluation phase, with all the facts at their disposal," she said during brief statements to reporters in the Cretan port city.

    [05] Athens Newspaper Headlines

    The Saturday editions of Athens' dailies at a glance

    A forecast heatwave and politicians' statements at a Friday morning reception, hosted by the Greek president, celebrating the restoration of democracy in the country 35 years ago mostly dominated the otherwise slow "news day" in Saturday's newspapers.

    ADESMEFTOS TYPOS: "Thermometers to rise to 43C".

    APOGEVMATINI: "High-profile statements by president on political developments".

    AVGHI: "Democracy in a deep crisis: Message by Papoulias".

    AVRIANI: "Nouveau riche politicians provoking the people".

    ELEFTHERI ORA: "(Self-styled) anarchists have taken over building owned by journalists' union (ESIEA)".

    ELEFTHEROTYPIA: "State owes and loan sharks having a field day".

    ESTIA: "Unforgivable shoddiness by ministry with real estate one-off tax".

    ETHNOS: "Dominos increases in university entrance grades".

    KATHIIMERINI: "Papoulias statements touch on values, corruption; message to Turkey".

    RIZOSPASTIS: "New measures in education sector aiming for flexible, cheap workforce".

    TA NEA: "Black list for green 'ring road' in Athens".

    TO VIMA: "President fears social unrest".

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